Email scams are stupid for a reason …

Scammers only want stupid people to respond to them.

It may be the worst time in history to be a Nigerian in need. Especially if you’re a former prince.

Scam emails with promises of easy riches have become so psychically entangled with the West African republic, it’s a wonder swindlers haven’t adapted their yarns to claim a different origin. At this point, only a fool would see Nigeria in a message and not immediately hit delete.

But Microsoft Research says that’s exactly the point.

So begins an article published on the National Post website on June 21, 2012.

To read the rest of the story click here.

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  • matt  On June 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    OK so yes you all are right this is a very big scam what you dont relize its not just ne scam this money is being used to support there war its not a avrage joe its there army or so call gang of terriorism there is ways to get a ak47 in africa for as low as a chicken this money is being used to wealthy the terrios comuinity and making it look like its like a sing person doing this in actiuality this is all being sent to fund terriosm this is not a fact that a detective needs to figure out this a govermental prolem that is easy so hide and say its just a guy or person stealing money

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